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Linda Myers

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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

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Corporate / Debt Finance


Linda Myers is a senior leader in Kirkland’s debt finance practice and serves on the Firm's global management committee. She focuses on debt financing transactions for private equity sponsors, alternative and direct, and public and private companies. Linda has been responsible for financings in connection with leveraged buyouts, public offerings, working capital financings/refinancings and restructurings. She has handled transactions including senior bank and subordinated financings, both secured and unsecured, that have ranged in size from several hundred million dollars to several billion dollars.


Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.; University of Wisconsin - Madison, B.A.

United States: Finance

Commercial lending

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Linda Myers - Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Within: Commercial lending

Kirkland & Ellis LLP is arguably the market’s undisputed heavyweight when it comes to sponsor-led financings. This was demonstrated in the first three quarters of 2017, where the firm outstripped the other borrower-led firms in terms of numbers and value, with 177 deals worth a combined $129bn. The firm’s relationship with major private equity houses such as Bain Capital ensures a good source of work, such as the financing of Bain’s $3.2bn carve-out acquisition from Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division. The firm is also doing an increasing amount of work for Texas Pacific Group and Carlyle, the latter of which it advised on the $1.4bn financing for NEP Group’s take-private acquisition of Avesco Group. Another key client is the Blackstone Group, which the firm advised on the multi-billion dollar financing for its $6.1bn acquisition of TeamHealth Holdings. The firm also stands out for its expertise in areas like restructuring and refinancing, where it advised Toys ‘R’ Us on its $3.1bn DIP financing. Linda Myers heads the team from Chicago, which includes the highly rated Michelle Kilkenney, Maureen Dixon, Jay Ptashek, and Nicholas Schwartz, as well as David Nemecek in Los Angeles. The firm also opened an office in Boston through the recruitment of Jason Serlenga from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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